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anti-government protesters violently dispersed by riot police in istanbul after a corruption scandal shakes up turkey's ruling elite. a federal judge in new york declares the n.s.a.'s bulk collection of phone data to be lawful directing directly contradicting a court opinion from washington d.c. that mass surveillance violates the constitution. the reporter who broke the edward snowden leaks lashes out at fellow journalists at a hackers conference in germany for giving government an easy ride and failing to put the spotlight on official wrongdoing. because as more than one hundred fifty detainees at guantanamo bay prepare to enter another year without charge or due process we bring you our special report from america's notorious military
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prison. guard to international live from moscow with me and he said. our top story this hour a massive anti-government protest has spiraled out of control in central istanbul the rallies erupted over a top level corruption investigation that forced a major cabinet reshuffle and resulted in the arrest of twenty four people including the songs of two ministers and the head of a state owned bank prime minister and one insists the probe is a smear campaign that hasn't quelled public anger with crowd shouting catch the thief and demanding that he step down by a police force the mob back with tear gas are two sour firth was there. you could really sets this down with the safety and the police again trying to push them back
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using race a kind of the police are really being that's unfair so this protest tonight and then coming this is a it's a backyard some tape that we've seen began trying to stop the i mean being six months ago and he's made another statistic a bit we've seen a losing me since we've been run could it mr think i mean if the inspectors say take a look at risk a real mystery i'm going to make the precise moment i'm coming for you to come believe the cause here but to get this through we see the prime minister facing a challenge not only from the people who will tell you a little silly thing with a new government comes out here we. are going to maintain and we'll let you believe until you are willing to believe that you. really really really believe that you got to think of them because right that's the most relieving to see that some of the great success of the thank you for the you good
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to see you this week indeed you gave me some of the place within a week was the nation they didn't take things back they really were clearly overseas telling us that space to crimea said because leaders. well experts have been saying the most recent protests bring back the violent scenes that erupted in turkey this summer over plans to destroy a park the government was widely criticized back then for excessive use of force a situation that's likely to repeat itself this time around says jeremy salt an associate professor at university in ankara. the fact is the prime minister has a very very strong hard core supporters and they will believe anything he says has become more authoritarian of the last four years so you know one can trace many kind of milestones that progress will be the last election she won very very comfortably we saw for example the beauty of the arab spring the way that he he had
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of the sunni syrian process was extremely aggressive and confrontational very busey's and these have been the characteristics of this he's moving in dealing with a protest inside his own country he's just gone from kind of middle class people who have a general attitude and reason to protest government policies and he doesn't seem to understand that he doesn't seem to think that the approaches to genuine they're all part of some kind of plus. we'll continue to follow the unrest in turkey stay tuned for the latest developments right here and online at r.t. dot com. a new york federal judge has declared that mass collection of phone data by the n.s.a. is lawful just over a week after a judge in washington d.c. rolled that dragnet surveillance would likely be proven unconstitutional a lawsuit brought by the american civil liberties union was dismissed but the rights group is expected to appeal the motion has details. a federal judge in new york william of pauli ruled friday that protections under the fourth amendment do
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not apply to records held by third parties like phone companies the n.s.a.'s indiscriminate and systematic collection and storage of phone records belonging to all americans while that's lawful this decision came down because the a.c.l.u. was suing to halt the n.s.a.'s bulk metadata collection program but the federal judge granted a motion filed by the obama administration to dismiss the challenge now in his ruling judge pauley said that the n.s.a.'s blunt tool only works because it collects everything during his decision he also raised the nine eleven attacks arguing that if the n.s.a.'s met a data collection program had been in place before september eleventh two thousand and one the hijackers may have been caught now the a.c.l.u. has expressed disappointment and says it plans to appeal that decision two weeks ago federal judge in washington d.c. said the n.s.a.'s metadata program most likely violated the fourth amendment as part of that ruling judge richard leon ordered the government to stop collecting
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data on two plaintiffs who brought the case against the u.s. government will have to wait and see if the supreme court does take up the issue of the n.s.a. very controversial metadata program us president barack obama was asked to identify any specific instance in which analysis of the n.s.a.'s bulk metadata collection actually stopped an imminent attack the u.s. president could not identify one instance or at least he did not give one example to the journalists that were asking him u.s. officials have for many years asked americans to sacrifice some of their privacy in the name of security but so far no top u.s. official can mention any danger imminent danger that's been thwarted through the collection of everyone's. personal information that star line privacy and new ways of protecting data have generated unprecedented global interest in
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a hackers conference which started out as a small ai to get together the chaos communication congress is now underway in hamburg an artist peter oliver is there perhaps the most anticipated speech this year's calles communication conference was the keynote address by journalist and political commentator glenn greenwald he delivered his keynote speech by videophone to a packed out auditorium here in albuquerque and which he praised edward snowden for the work that he's done and also called on those governments that have shown indignation at the revelations of how much their citizens are being spied on by america and its allies to do more than just show that indignation that they should do more to help a man who has sacrificed much in order to bring them the truth he also addressed. governments accusing them of routinely lying to their citizens and speaking about the press in those countries said that they were complicit in allowing the
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governments to do that lie it was on this program called hard talk and i at one point had made what i thought was the very unremarkable and uncontroversial observation that the reason why we have a free press is because national security officials routinely lied to the population and shield their power and to get their agenda advanced when i said that he interrupted me and he said i just cannot pull that he that you would suggest that soon your official generals in the united states and the british government are actually making claims to the public help you. but this conference isn't just about the speakers it's also about workshops and we spoke to some of the organizers who were telling us just how with a little bit of knowledge you can help try and protect yourself. with things like encrypted emails now to the likes of me who are borderline computer illiterate and
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also quite frightening however they sold me with just a small amount of knowledge you can make sure that what you want to stay private states private be too quick to parties fair we invite interested people to learn about cryptography since a long while and we noticed since the summer that there's a huge group in requests for those to parties that's a party where we meet for like two or three hours and people who know how to encrypt emails how to encrypt your chat how to browse an enormously in the internet teach this to other people who actually asked people when they came why do i get here and people told us i learned that if we are spied on and i want to protect myself well the conference always draws a good crowd this is the thirtieth year that it's been running however this year following those revelations from edward snowden it seems that more and more people are wanting to find out how they can look after their personal information online they've been coming here to try and find out how. and we'll continue to bring you more updates from the conference here on r t up ahead in the program toxic
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imitations i first tell our team how britain has a common international online hub for selling the legal equivalent of class a drugs that could actually be just as harmful as the original all the details coming up. and former all the russian oligarch mikhail khodorkovsky may be out of prison but some of those who remember how his oil company fought its way to the top say it left plenty of victims along the way we hear from the widow of one of them. because of that. it was
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welcome back to our to international live from moscow as the world prepares to welcome in the new year we're looking back at our coverage of the defining moments of two thousand and thirteen and bringing you a recap of what made them so significant. the u.s. president has approved a law easing the transfer of the one tunnel bay detainees to their home countries but it's still a far cry from actually closing the notorious prison which barack obama has been promising to do for years in the wake of a mass hunger strike that dragged on through most of twenty thirteen hours he went behind the barbed wire of get. transparency is a word repeated by u.s. officials working at guantanamo like a mantra by those few who are comfortable speaking on camera you see the conditions under which the detainees live you get to talk to the people who are responsible for garner we make it is transparent as possible and those preferring to remain on
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identifiable like the majority of officials we were permitted to speak to every week we get media like yourself international media or local media or whatever and they're welcome to come you know we tell them what we have any journalists workflow at guantanamo starts with a mandatory introduction to media rules the so-called operation security briefing or the material that you guys are gathering to make sure that it advised by our policy here even though transparency is a word brought up by all the personnel we talked to on the ground we as journalists access to detainees aside are asked to be very careful about the shots we filmed all the backdrops and at the end of each day videos are reviewed and any shots deemed unacceptable are deleted this one will be ok because palm trees are not too controversial remind you of any frowned upon seaward like censorship it's in this series the program established to her. program accomplished with regulations sorry old video and audio recordings and even sketches are carefully
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studied cellphones are banned from camps we're not supposed to anything on facebook or anything like that or you know even worry about talking about it over the you know anything over the phone the said purpose of these ground rules to protect the safety and security of get more operations the detainees you're going to get their vision so we try to photograph them down we are warned violations of media ground rules may result in restricted access denial of future visits and or removal from guantanamo bay. people just kind of mislabeled it and i have called it a call for bia just not leading. giving the true picture i mean the only people who knows what goes on get more is os and the detainees and getting the detainees side of what goes on and get most apparently just couldn't be done after an extensive explanation of how exactly we are to film the prisoners the amount of detainee face time we get a total of one minute and five seconds through a dark glass window the reason we're given out of respect for them and then not
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using them is as you know. you know. making them some kind of curiosity you know on film the thing like that we don't want to do that despite our requests to not even film but at least witness more real prison or life a high ranking guantanamo admiral convinces us that we actually have a lot more access than we think you're seeing what there is just to see you know. given the amount of time that you have here to to see if we are as transparent as possible after one minute glimpse at one detainee our schedule is in fact all booked up by their current mandate they were taken to the detention camp kitchen to witness how well things run their will since we're not really being allowed to close to the detainees this might be the closest glimpse of their life we might be getting today we're being told that these are the meals that they're offered on a daily basis. we're also taken to the only local radio station all made up like
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zombies in the audience military personnel serving at the base do you do anything related to the time to teach him. like. that to public media because. you know there's enough journalists over there covering their music sports and talk radio pure infotainment rains here. and so we learned there were not the only ones simply being treated to a show and party one tunnel bay cuba. u.s. public defender carlos warner represents several guantanamo detainees he says the media coverage this year helped lay the groundwork for releasing prisoners the president. promised in his first election campaign to close guantanamo it took the hunger strike for him to wake up on this issue and really turn the light switch on it began with him complaining that congress would prohibit him from doing any of
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these transfers and we work very hard colleagues in people on the right and the left in the united states to give the president the power to transfer these individuals and he now has it one of the concerns i have with my clients and one of the things that i assure is that when they are transferred that they're transferred to a safe place that they will not be persecuted or prosecuted for things that they haven't done. are to has been keeping track of this year's hunger strike at guantanamo since it began last february and you can head to argue dot com for a comprehensive timeline of events at the infamous detention center also on our web site right now from anonymous to a song and monsanto to manning check out our top thirteen of the year our web team is picked out the biggest stories to fly under the mainstream media radar during twenty thirty. plus you wouldn't normally expect a princess to serve as
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a police officer especially in a conservative muslim nation but that's just what's happened in bahrain find out how her background allegedly helped her get away with torture allegations on our t.v. dot com. with me now out of prison some of those whose lives were crushed by his company back in the one nine hundred ninety s. still bear the scars one of them is the widow of an official who was murdered in mysterious circumstances fifteen years ago. investigates. with. that as this by the fact that holocaust he has escaped responsibility on those counts i am convinced he is behind my husband's murder. was due to who was shot dead on his way to work at the hall and yes the porcupine he walked to work and he usually did and was shot he died from the last chart in the temple. so you just how big was the mayor if you got his murder riggin tightly wound with
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one of the most the tourist legal sagas of the russia the case from one thousand nine hundred five giant was based on you tube ganske and they taxes to the city and the region. by ucas was registered there so when it came to tax revenues it was answering to the mayor of newark to your guns can help with the whole of they depended on him and that was the only reason why he even mattered here why did they insist her late husband as a mayor of the town were you because was registered was approached by top managers of the company with onlookers have offered. at first their offer to reach an agreement they called it optimization of taxes back then production reached about seventy million tons of oil a year they said there was too much and seven eight million tonnes would be more than enough but was it the hoff refused to strike a deal moreover he went on hunger strike demanding an investigation into ucas alleging their corruption scheme involved many regional officials several days
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later he was found murdered and investigation found his killing was ordered by the co-author of ucas but many don't agree with that finding they believe that the two halves murder wasn't connected to you chris and they allege a tax fraud scheme that of course he himself said if there was the need to avoid taxes then there were many other ways it could have been done the former head of security at the company received a life sentence for organizing feeling guilty to his wife is sure that the real mastermind has never been held to account. only time will solve the mystery surrounding my husband's murder but i'd just like her to kake to confess and clear his conscience. in those r.t. . so more international news in brief for you in egypt state media say student supporters of the ousted president mohamed morsi have set fire to two university
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campus buildings some reports say one rider has been killed at least five people died in clashes between police and rock throwing protesters a day earlier during friday's unrest security forces used water cannon and tear gas to break up the crowds and arrested over two hundred people the government's been cracking down on the muslim brotherhood since july and the movement was declared a terrorist organization earlier this week. in southern india a fire on an express train has killed at least twenty three passengers including two children over sixty people were on board when the blaze engulfed the carriage early on saturday it's believed most of the victims suffocated and officials say the thick smoke has been hampering rescue efforts because of the fire is still on. a russian ship that's now stuck in the antarctic with an international group of scientists and tourists on board may have to wait until sunday for help a chinese icebreaker that was expected to rescue it was forced to turn back after
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being unable to push its way through thick ice for the best so i could see sharp shock on you was on a research expedition and got stuck on tuesday after a bizarre and powerful winds prevented it from advancing to ice breakers the chinese ship in a french vessel before it had been forced to retreat now all hopes are being pinned on an australian ship which has the best chance of cutting through the ice but passengers and crew are keeping their spirits high they have enough supplies and are in no danger of sinking scientists on board are continuing their research despite the setback. the addicted men of europe that's the reputation the u.k. has earned itself in recent years according to a leading social policy think tank well their report suggests one in every twelve brits between the ages of fifty. twenty four has try and so-called legal highs that means a total of around six hundred and seventy thousand youngsters these drugs won't land you in jail but as studies show could be every bit as dangerous as their
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blacklisted equivalents since twenty ten the government has put temporary bans on fifteen such substances but the substitute drugs are popping up at a faster rate than the regulators can handle archies probably boycott investigates . pink panther bubble or the magic dragon they may sound harmless to anything but these a mind altering substances that mimic the effects of drugs but they're legal and britain is consuming more of them than any other country we currently know that hundreds of websites are selling drugs online it does bring us to maybe there is at least one new product on the drug market each week two substances are advertised on line as a legal and save for a turn or two to illegal drugs then not fifty two people died from using psychoactive substances last year that's up seventy nine percent from the year before researchers at the university of hartford should tell me about the newest
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substance they've been looking into cycling as you can see these substances are dangerous men died when did he take probably it was decided on the center of a kind of noises moped it but it's marketed as not for human consumption yes but of course people buying it online they know perfectly how to use it the government's been accused of being an acceptably slow in its response to designer drugs flooding the country. london clubs like this one a full to the brim every night revelers drinking dancing having fun but the reality is rather more sobering. substance abuse is taking on new forms one addiction psychiatrist set up a special government funded clinic to deal with the abuse of so-called club drugs as for the clients we have the lawyers we have nurses we have managers we have
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teachers we have a group of people who do we necessarily and would label as drug users and i very much remember the very first day we put it in thinking well will anybody come you know will there be a demand for this service or not and actually a couple of years. we've been flooded with referrals the moment the u.k. is not only the worst place in europe as far as legal high experimentation is concerned we also have the biggest heroin problem we have the biggest came in crack came problem in europe and we also have one of the worst drinking problems in europe we have the worst female drinking problem the whole of europe so this can't be seen in isolation the truth is that more people particularly young people in the u.k. are trying to become addicted to drugs and alcohol than anywhere else. on our to international it's almost time for breaking the sat and for our viewers in the u.k. it's george galloway with. although
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i have gone duck hunting a few times i've never seen the duck dynasty t.v. show but gosh if i heard about the scandal involving one of the stars of the show phil robertson who got suspended for making what many consider anti-homosexual comments in an interview this celebrity scandal is creating a lot of arguments about freedom of speech on social networks many people who believe that robertson deserved to be booted from the show for what he said argue that freedom of speech means that robertson can't be arrested by the government for what he said but the eighty t.v. channel has the right to fire whom they like the thing is that if the situation were reversed and robertson was fired for making pro l.g. p.t. statements then people who are currently defending any right to hire and fire as they please would all be bashing the t.v. channel for violating the star's freedom of speech they cry that firing him would
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violate his rights and i'm sure some websites would make him into a hero or demand a boycott or close to any forever very few people actually believe in freedom of speech for all they just believe in freedom of speech for people who agree with them but that's just my opinion. the the the. it's going on over on i'm abby martin and this is breaking the set and the cold war is technically over it looks like a new kind of arms race is alive and well so european leaders have just announced they're forming a drone club decision of them decades in the making and france germany and several other nations are pouring money into a new generation of armed drones to rival those used by the u.s. and israel looks like all the america's unmanned kills are leading to a bad case of drone and b.
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but it's not just europe that has set its sights on these deadly robots for the last few years iran has been working on its own drone fleet this week the islamic republic on the veil that's the largest armed unmanned aerial vehicles to date capable of striking targets almost anywhere in the middle east in fact new avi's are so popular now seventy six countries possess them according to government accountability office one can only hope now world leaders are taking into account the alarming inefficiency and deadly outcome of these drone wars because if they don't will find out the true danger of a global drone race. the peace. it was a. very hard. to get. one that had sex with her thick hair.
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this week another round of talks between the u.s. and eleven other three hundred is regarding the transpacific partnership for t p p are taking place in salt lake city throughout the week people have been demonstrating and protest the potentially disastrous effects this trade bill could have effects that include everything from sweeping changes to the internet to limited access to affordable medicine is joining me now to talk more about these latest protests in utah as well as the impact the t.p. could have on the world i'm joined now by former salt lake city mayor rocky anderson.
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